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  • A Futile and Stupid Gesture

    A Futile and Stupid Gesture

    ★★

    Look, I get it. A film like this is catnip for the comedy nerd crowd. 

    However no matter how much stunt casting of comedians as other comedians and meta jokes about all the cliches of a biopic, this is still just another “cocaine and voiceover” biopic.

    The best joke is the admission with scrolling text about how many factual changes they made, and that was only 20 minutes in.

    So sadly quite limp, but gets one extra star based on Thomas Lennon’s Michael O’Donoghue, which is killer.

  • The Little Hours

    The Little Hours

    ★★★

    The Boccaccio source material keeps this grounded as a surprisingly sincere and affectionate homage to the arthouse movies and nunsploitation flicks of the 70s. (There was a lot of overlap.)

    MVPs are John C. Reilly’s eternally put up but good natured priest and Kate Micucci being as fearless as a 21st century Andrea Martin to go for a laugh.

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  • Atomic Blonde

    Atomic Blonde

    ★★★½

    A spy thriller soundtracked by my teenage cassette collection; David Leitch shows that of the two JOHN WICK directors, he tends more towards a more camera-driven directorial style and stronger emphasis on the music (Chad Stahelski leans more towards a directorial style that maximizes the atmosphere of the locations and stronger more eccentric performances from his cast)

    Both of them though are awesome neon-drenched stylists, though Leitch here emphasizes the brutality and toll violence takes on the human body, leading…

  • It

    It

    ★★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    1. Yes, the fact that Patrick Hodstetter is rendered a nonentity is a shame as he does have a chilling backstory in the novel, but I took the use of the name more as a nod more than an actual attempt at adapting him, much like the composite character called Buzz Meeks in LA Confidential the movie seems to be called that more as an acknowledgement of how little they were adapting but an admittance that they knew you knew…